DESTITUTE…by Lawal Mutalib Tunde/ poetry 

Empty bowl not

Coins are in it,

Bouncing of the coins

Calling masses

With mercy in its voice of sorrow.

The deaf feels no shrills

Blown by the monster.

Blind eyes, fierce face,

No house, no clothes

In the monument

With the long staff

Subordinate like Romeo and Juliet.

His rotten body is around the bin.

Rain is falling

Sun is scorching

His feet is heating

Struck by the sufferings

It knows no age and range

Imbalance toes with abnormal ankle

Hardly for him to keep still,

“Turning and turning like the widening gyre”

No customer, no customers

Things fell apart,

The centre hub were found no where

His fate is as Falcon can’t hear the Falconer.

His tag rag is not to brag

For him, is to cover his nakedness

White grey is like a bin

Where mosquito and cockroach cocoon themselves.

Oh! See his dirty hair covered with dirty cap

Who will patronize the hopeless man?

Along the road, in the monument city,

Broadcasting his daily news: “Dan Allah bani kudi” (“Please give me money”) Destitute of the earth he is! This is your voice: “you will soon get succor”.
About the poet 

About the Poet:
Lawal Mutalib Tunde is a student of Accounting in Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto State, Nigeria. He lives in Kwara state, Nigeria. And has had his poems featured on,, Daily Poem, Poetry free expression. He writes mostly on destitute, pain, passionate, emotion, feeling and life diversity. His interest is to allow literary words to flow around and make changes in existence of humanity. He has strong enthusiastic passionate for literary works. He is currently a member and contributor at (An international site that promotes poetry and literacy). He is an ardent writer.

©Afrikáná Web.  2018


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